A true “feel-good” summer breakfast that the whole family can enjoy together. Eat like a frozen ice cream or thin it out and slurp like a thick smoothie. Have fun choosing and experimenting with the toppings!
A great mid-afternoon snack bowl for anyone who is hot and bothered. Also, very refreshing and restorative after the revelries of summer parties and festivals.
This recipe is for a simple acai bowl using frozen acai pulp, I have given lots of topping suggestions and ways to bulk it out, as well as an easy switch to acai powder.
Acai is packed with polyphenols that can help repair oxidative stress, nourish the gut microbiome and support healthy immunity. Research has found it can help reverse liver damage and help when fatty liver disease is present.
Let the frozen acai defrost slightly by placing the frozen pack in some water for a few minutes.
Place the milk and maple syrup in the blender first, and then the rest of the ingredients. Blitz for about 45 seconds until everything is combined.
If you use frozen acai and banana the mixture will be thicker like ice cream and if you use powdered acai or fresh banana you will get a thinner texture.
You can then stir in granola and sliced bananas to make a more substantial bowl. Top with your choice of crunchy granola, sliced banana, berries, coconut chips, cacao nibs, goji berries, hulled hemp seeds, chia seeds, chopped nuts or some more nut butter.
Ideally buy Acai pulp frozen, but you can also easily purchase good quality Acai powder or use Haskapa powder which has similar health properties as well as a delicious berry taste to Acai. If you are using the powders then double the quantity of banana and nut butter.
If you can’t tolerate banana, then switch to fresh or frozen mango or a tropical smoothie blend.
The granola can be replaced by steel cut oats, quinoa flakes, popped quinoa, popped amaranth, millet flakes or buckwheat flakes.
Nut-free – use seed butters or coconut yoghurt/cream. You can also blend in chia seeds, hulled hemp or flax seeds into the acai mixture.
Keeps in the fridge for 48 hours. Can freeze for up to 3 months.
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